Migration and asylum
Sweden's migration policy comprises refugee and immigration policy, return policy, support for repatriation and the link between migration and development. It also includes global cooperation on these issues. This area also covers issues related to Swedish citizenship.
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Cross-party commission of inquiry to examine migration policy
The Government has decided to appoint a cross-party commission of inquiry to examine Sweden’s future migration policy. The inquiry is to consider the design of the policy with the aim of establishing a system that is sustainable in the long-term. The Migration policy must be humane, legally secure and effective.
The commission of inquiry is to present its report by 15 August 2020.
Proposals to counter the most serious consequences of a no-deal Brexit for UK nationals in Sweden
In a memorandum, proposals are presented that aim to counter the most serious consequences of a no-deal Brexit for United Kingdom nationals currently living and working in Sweden. The proposals will only become relevant should the UK leave the European Union without an agreement on transition regulations being in place.
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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to attend European Council meeting in Brussels
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will attend the European Council meeting in Brussels on 28–29 June. The agenda will include migration, trade and security issues.
A common asylum system and expanded cooperation on migration
In 2016–2017 the EU took several important measures to handle the acute refugee situation and strengthen the present asylum system. Its common borders have been strengthened, work on return and resettlement has been intensified and the EU is continuing to combat ruthless human trafficking, as well as the root causes forcing people to flee. Refugee flows have decreased but many people are still risking their lives to come to Europe. Work for a sustainable, humane and functioning common migration and asylum policy therefore needs to continue.
Swedish statement on ‘The situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question’
National statement delivered by Ambassador Olof Skoog on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on ‘The situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question,’ 20 February 2018, New York.
Refugee girls and women: Moving forward on migration policy
On 7 December, the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU hosted two panel discussions on women and girls in EU migration policy. The discussions provided input to political decision making processes in the field of migration.
Investing in youth is the theme of the EU-AU Summit
Future relations between Europe and Africa are the subject of discussion as leaders from the European Union and the African Union, AU, meet in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 29–30 November. The Summit, which is the fifth between the EU and the AU, will particularly focus on investing in youth.
Migration, digitalisation and Brexit at European Council
When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met his colleagues at the European Council meeting of 19–20 October, the heads of state or government adopted conclusions on migration, a Digital Europe, security and defence, and external relations. Afterwards, they discussed Brexit, without the participation of the UK.When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met his colleagues at the European Council meeting of 19–20 October, the heads of state or government adopted conclusions on migration, a Digital Europe, security and defence, and external relations. Afterwards, they discussed Brexit, without the participation of the UK.
Migration, a digital Europe, security and defence on European Council agenda
Migration, digital issues, security and defence will be on the agenda as Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets his European colleagues in the European Council on 19–20 October. On the second day of the Council the heads of state and government will discuss the negotiations on the UK’s exit from the EU.